India HCI 2018 Call for Demo

Call for demonstrations from HCI practitioners, students and industry

Celebrating 50 years of ‘Mother of all Demos’: On the 9th of December 1968 Doug Engelbart ushered in the future of interactive computing, dealing lighting with both hands, at what would become known as the ‘Mother of all Demos’. This was the introduction of interactive computing, introducing many of the systems which would come to define how we work with information, including everything from word processing to the mouse.

We celebrate the anniversary by encouraging the culture of constructive design where making remains at the core of the process. This year, we are looking for demonstrations of new and emerging digital tools and solutions as well as innovations based on current solutions. Our intention is to ensure that the demonstrations track is exciting, while representing a range of projects being undertaken across diverse HCI and related communities.

Demo Mentorship Program

This year we are introducing the Demo Mentorship Program to encourage the participation as well as to ensure the quality of the submission. If you have an interesting concept and seek guidance to make it work or exploring the demo-space for the first time, we could connect you to a domain expert on a request to the demo chairs. Please contact demo chairs ( as earliest. Shortlisted participants will be assigned with a mentor from the relevant domain. The participants will be able to contact their mentor to get critical feedback on their work in progress, which may be done through Skype/Hangout. Such mentorship, however, does not ensure the selection of the demo.

Submission Format

Submission should be made in the Extended Abstract Format (2-8 pages). The Extended Abstract template can be downloaded in Latex/MS word version from the Link-

Submission should accompany a single page summarising the technical requirements to run the demo. Submissions may be accompanied by one video of any length up to 90 MB.

Submissions have to be made using EasyChair

Review Process

Submissions will be jury-reviewed. The review process will retain the anonymity of reviewers; authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions (please remove names and affiliations from the first page and any other material that would allow reviewers to identify the authors).

At the conference

Accepted demonstrations will be demoed at the IndiaHCI 2018 in the exhibit area. The videos may also be displayed at the exhibit area and possibly on web sites previewing India HCI 2018 content.


  • 21 May 2018: Call for Demo out
  • 15 August 2018 9th September (Extended deadline): Online Submissions Due
  • 24 September 2018: Final decision communicated to the author
  • 30 September 2018: Camera-ready Due


Manjiri Joshi
IDC IIT Bombay

Gaurav Singh
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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